This great introduction to Mexico ticks all the boxes. Visit the colourful markets of Oaxaca, the Indian villages of San Cristobal de las Casas and the stunning monuments of Palenque and Chichen Itza.

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Colourful colonial cities

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Day 1

Mexico City - Oaxaca

Depart early to visit the well preserved colonial city of Puebla before continuing to Oaxaca. Founded in 1529, Oaxaca is a fascinating city where ancient civilisations, colonial art and architecture and vibrant cultural traditions come together. (L)

Day 2

Oaxaca

Enjoy an excursion to Monte Alban, the ancient capital of the Zapotecs. Discover Mitla, famous for its buildings covered with stone mosaics followed by a city tour of Oaxaca. (B)

Day 3

Oaxaca - San Cristobal de las Casas

Journey to Tuxtla Gutierrez. Enjoy a boat ride in the Sumidero Canyon before continuing to San Cristobal de las Casas. Set in a highland valley, the colonial city of San Cristobal de las Casas is a unique city, with cobble stone streets leading to restored old houses. San Cristobal des las Casas sits in the heart of one of Mexico’s oldest indigenous areas. Many traditional villages surround the city. (B)(L)

Day 4

San Cristobal de las Casas

Visit the Indian community in San Juan Chamula. Enjoy an afternoon tour of San Cristobal de las Casas. (B)

Day 5

San Cristobal de las Casas - Palenque

Travel to Palenque. En route visit La Venta Park Museum and Misol-Ha Waterfall. (B)(D)

Day 6

Palenque - Campeche

Visit one of the most important Mayan archaeological sites in a beautiful jungle setting. Palenque has fascinated travellers and explorers since the 18th century, and is one of the most remarkable achievements of an ancient civilisation on the American continent. Continue to Campeche. (B)(D)

Day 7

Campeche - Merida

Depart for a tour of Uxmal archaeological site. Continue to the charming city of Merida. (B)(L)

Day 8

Merida - Cancun

Journey to the famous Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza. Continue on to Cancun, arriving in the late afternoon. (B)(L)

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